SIAM (Social Identity in Agent-based Models) is a Scientific Network funded by Deutsche Forschungsgemeinschaft (DFG).

The aim of the project is to support the activities of an interdisciplinary working group focusing on the formalization of social identity approach through means of agent-based modelling. Members of the network are international researchers with diverse backgrounds from modelling to social psychology, but with a shared interest in the social identity approach to understand complex social phenomena as intergroup conflict, cooperation, norms, etc. Workshops are organized where members can bring their knowledge to a common ground and contribute to research outputs.

The SIAM coordinators are Geeske Scholz (Delft University) and Nanda Wijermans (Stockholm University).

DFG project number 432516175

Network Coordinators

Geeske Scholz

Delft University


Nanda Wijermans

Stockholm University

Stockholm Resilience Centre



Bruce Edmonds

Manchester Metropolitan University

Business School

Centre for Policy Modelling

Anne Templeton

University of Edinburgh

Department of Psychology

Émile J.L. Chappin

Delft University of Technology

Faculty Technology, Policy and Management

Energy and Industry

Immo Fritsche

University of Leipzig

Institute of Psychology

Martin Neumann

Johannes Gutenberg-Universität Mainz

Institute for Sociology

Torsten Masson

University of Leipzig

Institute of Psychology

Rocco Paolillo

University of Bremen

SOCIUM - Research Center on Inequality and Social Policy

Tobias Schröder

University of Applied Sciences of Postdam

Department of Social and Educational Science

Tony Craig

James Hutton Institute

Department of Social, Economic and Geographical Sciences

Geo Kocheril

University of Kassel

Faculty of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science

Department of Integrated Energy Systems